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See detailNew Ophthalmosaurid Ichthyosaurs from the European Lower Cretaceous Demonstrate Extensive Ichthyosaur Survival across the Jurassic–Cretaceous Boundary
Fischer, Valentin ULg; Maisch, Michael; Naish, Darren et al

in PLoS ONE (2012), 7(1), 29234

Background Ichthyosauria is a diverse clade of marine amniotes that spanned most of the Mesozoic. Until recently, most authors interpreted the fossil record as showing that three major extinction events ... [more ▼]

Background Ichthyosauria is a diverse clade of marine amniotes that spanned most of the Mesozoic. Until recently, most authors interpreted the fossil record as showing that three major extinction events affected this group during its history: one during the latest Triassic, one at the Jurassic–Cretaceous boundary (JCB), and one (resulting in total extinction) at the Cenomanian-Turonian boundary. The JCB was believed to eradicate most of the peculiar morphotypes found in the Late Jurassic, in favor of apparently less specialized forms in the Cretaceous. However, the record of ichthyosaurs from the Berriasian–Barremian interval is extremely limited, and the effects of the end-Jurassic extinction event on ichthyosaurs remains poorly understood. Methodology/Principal Findings Based on new material from the Hauterivian of England and Germany and on abundant material from the Cambridge Greensand Formation, we name a new ophthalmosaurid, Acamptonectes densus gen. et sp. nov. This taxon shares numerous features with Ophthalmosaurus, a genus now restricted to the Callovian–Berriasian interval. Our phylogenetic analysis indicates that Ophthalmosauridae diverged early in its history into two markedly distinct clades, Ophthalmosaurinae and Platypterygiinae, both of which cross the JCB and persist to the late Albian at least. To evaluate the effect of the JCB extinction event on ichthyosaurs, we calculated cladogenesis, extinction, and survival rates for each stage of the Oxfordian–Barremian interval, under different scenarios. The extinction rate during the JCB never surpasses the background extinction rate for the Oxfordian–Barremian interval and the JCB records one of the highest survival rates of the interval. Conclusions/Significance There is currently no evidence that ichthyosaurs were affected by the JCB extinction event, in contrast to many other marine groups. Ophthalmosaurid ichthyosaurs remained diverse from their rapid radiation in the Middle Jurassic to their total extinction at the beginning of the Late Cretaceous. [less ▲]

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See detailNew ophthalmosaurids from Europe and Russia broaden the biodiversity of Early Cretaceous ichthyosaurs
Fischer, Valentin ULg

Poster (2011, November)

Ophthalmosauridae is a successful clade of ichthyosaurs that rapidly diversified during the Middle Jurassic. By Late Jurassic, Ophthalmosauridae were diverse, widespread, and formed an important component ... [more ▼]

Ophthalmosauridae is a successful clade of ichthyosaurs that rapidly diversified during the Middle Jurassic. By Late Jurassic, Ophthalmosauridae were diverse, widespread, and formed an important component of the marine trophic webs. By contrast, the record of Berriasian- Aptian ichthyosaurs is extremely poor, and all ichthyosaurs from that interval have been referred to a single genus, Platypterygius, until recently. This apparent diversity drop led numerous authors to recognize a severe ichthyosaur extinction at the end of the Jurassic that left ichthyosaurs as a small group on the decline. New specimens from poorly sampled time periods (late Valanginian, late Hauterivian and late Barremian) in Europe and Russia contradict this latest Jurassic extinction hypothesis and show that new and highly derived as well as typically ‘Late Jurassic’ ichthyosaurs roamed the Eurasian archipelago during the Early Cretaceous. Moreover, these new forms occupied ecological niches markedly different from that of Platypterygius, significantly broadening the disparity and ecological diversity of Cretaceous ichthyosaurs [less ▲]

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See detailNew optical polarization measurements of quasi-stellar objects. The data
Sluse, Dominique ULg; Hutsemekers, Damien ULg; Lamy, H. et al

in Astronomy and Astrophysics (2005), 433

New linear polarization measurements (mainly in the V band) are presented for 203 quasi-stellar objects (QSOs). The sample is made up of 94 QSOs located in the North Galactic Pole (NGP) region and of 109 ... [more ▼]

New linear polarization measurements (mainly in the V band) are presented for 203 quasi-stellar objects (QSOs). The sample is made up of 94 QSOs located in the North Galactic Pole (NGP) region and of 109 QSOs in the South Galactic Pole (SGP) region. First time measurements have been obtained for 184 QSOs. Among them, 109 known radio-emitters, 42 known Broad Absorption Line (BAL) QSOs, and 1 gravitationally lensed quasi-stellar object. We found high polarization levels (p > 3%) for 12 QSOs, including the BAL QSO <ASTROBJ>SDSS J1409+0048</ASTROBJ>. For 10 objects, measurements obtained at different epochs do exist. Two of them show evidence for variability: the highly polarized BL Lac candidate <ASTROBJ>PKS 1216-010</ASTROBJ> and the radio source <ASTROBJ>PKS 1222+037</ASTROBJ>. Based on observations collected at the European Southern Observatory (ESO, La Silla and Paranal). Table 4 is only available in electronic form at the CDS via anonymous ftp to cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr (130.79.128.5) or via http://cdsweb.u-strasbg.fr/cgi-bin/qcat?J/A+A/433/757 [less ▲]

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See detailNew or interesting lichens and lichenicolous fungi from Belgium, Luxembourg and northern France. IX.
Sérusiaux, Emmanuël ULg; Diederich, Paul; Ertz, Damien et al

in Lejeunia, Revue de Botanique (2003), 173

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See detailNew or interesting lichens and lichenicolous fungi from Belgium, Luxembourg and northern France. X.
Sérusiaux, Emmanuël ULg; Diederich, Paul; Ertz, Damien et al

in Bulletin de la Société des Naturalistes Luxembourgeois (2006), 107

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See detailNew or interesting records of foliicolous lichens. VII. Calenia flava (Ostropales: Gomphillaceae)
Lücking, Robert; Sérusiaux, Emmanuël ULg; Sipman, J.M. Harrie

in Tropical Bryology (2000), 19

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See detailA new orbital solution for the massive binary system HD 93403
Rauw, Grégor ULg; Sana, H.; Gosset, Eric ULg et al

in Astronomy and Astrophysics (2000), 360

We present a spectroscopic analysis of the early-type massive binary system HD 93403. Using high resolution optical spectra, we clearly separate the primary and secondary components. For the first time ... [more ▼]

We present a spectroscopic analysis of the early-type massive binary system HD 93403. Using high resolution optical spectra, we clearly separate the primary and secondary components. For the first time, we are able to provide an orbital solution for both stars. Our new orbital parameters show discrepancies with the previous solution published by Thackeray & Emerson (?). We further discuss several spectral features of HD 93403. We finally derive qualitative constraints on the inclination of the system and we discuss its evolutionary status and the position of both components in the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram. Based on observations collected at the European Southern Observatory (La Silla, Chile) and the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO). [less ▲]

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See detailA new orbital solution for the WNL binary system WR12
Rauw, Grégor ULg; Vreux, Jean-Marie ULg; Gosset, Eric ULg et al

in Liege International Astrophysical Colloquia (1996)

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See detailNew Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2014
Sacré, Robert ULg

E-print/Working paper (2014)

Compte rendu du NOLA Jazz & Heritage Festival avril-mai 2014 , avec photos

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See detailNew Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival - compte-rendu 2e partie
Sacré, Robert ULg

E-print/Working paper (2011)

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See detailNew Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 1978
Sacré, Robert ULg

Article for general public (1978)

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See detailNew Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2011 - compte-rendu
Sacré, Robert ULg

E-print/Working paper (2011)

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See detailNew Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2011 - compte-rendu
Sacré, Robert ULg

E-print/Working paper (2011)

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See detailNew Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2011 - compte-rendu 3e partie
Sacré, Robert ULg

E-print/Working paper (2011)

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See detailNew palaeobotanical data from the Lower Devonian of Mezquita de Loscos (Teruel Province, Spain)
Cascales - Miñana, Borja ULg; Rial, Gonzalo; Xue, Jinzhuang et al

in Historical Biology (2015), 27(3-4), 299307

Recent fieldwork has uncovered three new localities from the Lower Devonian of Mezquita de Loscos (Teruel Province, Spain) with further plant mega-fossils and the first record of micro-fossils. Such plant ... [more ▼]

Recent fieldwork has uncovered three new localities from the Lower Devonian of Mezquita de Loscos (Teruel Province, Spain) with further plant mega-fossils and the first record of micro-fossils. Such plant remains have been interpreted as belonging to a basal euphyllophyte, Taeniocrada-like stems, Hostinella genus and paired sporangia. Fourteen spore taxa were recovered, including Ambitisporites, Aneurospora, Brochotriletes, Chelinospora, Emphanisporites, Gneudnaspora and Retusotriletres, among others. New evidence confirms a Lochkovian age for this outcrop and suggests that the plant diversity was more complex than originally documented. © 2014 © 2014 Taylor & Francis. [less ▲]

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See detailNew Paleolithic human remains from the “Troisième caverne” of Goyet (Belgium)
Rougier; Crevecoeur, I.; Beauval, C. et al

Scientific conference (2014, May 01)

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See detailNew palynological data from the Devonian Villavicencio Formation, Precordillera of Mendoza, Argentina
Rubinstein, C. V.; Steemans, Philippe ULg

in Ameghiniana (2007), 44(1), 3-9

New terrestrial and marine palynomorphs of the lower part of the Villavicencio Formation, San Isidro Creek, Precordillera of Mendoza, Argentina, are evaluated. The palynomorph assemblage is dominated by ... [more ▼]

New terrestrial and marine palynomorphs of the lower part of the Villavicencio Formation, San Isidro Creek, Precordillera of Mendoza, Argentina, are evaluated. The palynomorph assemblage is dominated by miospores, and also contains acritarchs and scarce chitinozoans. Different processing methods have been tested due to the poor preservation state of the palynomorphs. The new slides provided abundant and diverse palynomorphs and allowed the recognition of 13 miospore species and two acritarch species. This review suggests a late Pragian to early Emsian age, thus confirming and refining previous palynological dating. The miospore assemblage may be correlated with the upper part of the Ems Biozone in terms of the Devonian miospore zonation of the Brazilian Amazon Basin. Palaeogeographically; acritarchs show perigondwanan affinities. In the light of this refined age determination, the stratigraphic and phytogeographic inferences for the Precordillera land plants should be reconsidered. [less ▲]

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See detailNew Parameters and Analytical Challenges for Milk Recording by Fourier-Transform Mid-Infrared Spectrometry (FTMIR)
Soyeurt, Hélène ULg

in Proceedings of the ICAR 37th Annual Meeting (2010)

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